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What happens during a boiler service in Redditch?

Getting your boiler serviced, once a year helps ensure that it is running safely and efficiently. During a boiler service, a heating engineer performs a few tests on your central heating system. 

But what precisely does it involve? Our heating engineers have put together this blog to help you understand what to expect throughout the procedure. 

We also offer boiler services across Redditch and the surrounding areas, including Studley, Bromsgrove and Alvechurch. Call us on 07976 271 681 and we'll be happy to help.

So, what exactly happens during a boiler service?

Before we get into the details of what happens during a service, make sure the engineer hire is fully qualified to carry out the service.  The engineer must Gas Safe registered if your boiler is gas. Make sure to ask to see an ID card to verify their details. 

Here at Lakins Heating & Plumbing, we are proud to be Gas Safe registered. When you hire us to service your boiler, our engineer may carry out the following during their visit:

Carry out a visual inspection

Carrying out a visual assessment helps us understand that your boiler is continuing to meet your needs as well as meeting the regulations. Our heating engineers will also check other things such as the flame inside your boiler and any signs of corrosion or leaks. 

Thoroughly check inside the boiler

We first remove the outer casing of your boiler to take a look at the components inside your boiler. We will also make sure it is cleaned and tested to see if components such as the main injector, heat exchanger and spark probes are working correctly. 

Additional checks

Other checks such as flue checks and gas pressure checks will be carried out to ensure there is no obstruction and everything is properly secured. 

Finally, turning the boiler back on

Once your boiler passes our test, we will turn the boiler back on so we can test to see if any issues occur when your boiler is turned on. 

This process takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and a report is provided which goes through everything the heating engineer has completed. If you would like to book a boiler service with us or would like to know more information about us and our services, simply call us on 07976 271 681